SEC: I don't remember what the rage was way back in the early 1990's and I don't know what kind of expectations were there for the SEC to begin with. Big 12: Back in 1994 and 1995, there was a lot of anticipation for the Big 12 because it was supposed to be the biggest and baddest conference in the land. Fast forward to 2010---CU and NU left for the Pac-10 and Big Ten respectively. Looking back, were the expectations simply too high for the Big 12 at the start? ACC: I was in Washington DC at the time of the ACC raids into the Big East and the expectation was that the ACC was going to be a strong BCS conference and at this point due to Florida State & Miami floundering more often of late, it seems like the ACC expansion might be a bit of a dud although Virgina Tech has lived up to its end of the deal. Pac 12: The perception right now is that Colorado and Utah doesn't add a lot of value. Given the skyhigh expectations of the Big 12 & 12 team ACC and how those conferences have somewhat underdelivered does leave out the possibility that the Pac-12 will overdeliver and everyone will be happy. Anyone getting this feeling? I am not sad about CU leaving the Big 12...they had to go to a place where they were wanted and a place where most CU fans wanted them to go. It has worked out very good for the Buffs.